General Bajwa takes charge as Pakistan’s 16th army chief


Outgoing military chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Tuesday handed over the command of the army to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

He passed the baton of command to Gen Bajwa at a ceremony held in the Army Hockey Stadium, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ).

Gen Raheel Sharif addressed the ceremony after reviewing the guard of honour. In his final speech as army chief, he stressed the need for institutions to work together for the nation’s progress.